CATEGORIES: Entertainment, Games, Math, Native, Puzzle
..UPDATED: 4/22/10, VERSION: 1.01 -- RATING: 4 Stars..
Sudoku has been quite the rage for a few years now, and has evolved into taking many different shapes and forms. Did you know that a staggering 500 million people play Sudoku daily? With a puzzle game this good requiring some definite mental effort on your part, it's not hard to understand why Sudoku lovers get supreme satisfaction out of solving these number puzzles. 3-Duko, now on sale for 99 cents only, is a new type of Sudoku on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad which offers you hours of playing fun with millions of puzzles to solve. To pique your interest, this app brings you three-dimensional Sudoku, although you can still play it in 2-D mode whereby you can view the cube one side at a time.
3-Duko is a cube comprised of 54 squares with 6 different 9-number combinations. Use two fingers to rotate the 3-dimensional cube to find the missing numbers to solve not only numbers 1 to 9 but also 1 to 9 in each color. If you would rather play this game in 2-D mode, simply tap the 3-Duko cube icon in the toolbar at the top of the screen. You can always toggle back to 3-D when you are ready for a change of pace. To view the puzzle by color, just tap the color grid cube icon which is also in the toolbar. Fortunately, you can save and resume game play whenever you wish, as well as listen to some of your own great music from your iPod. Some of the entertaining and challenging features of 3-Duko are as follows:
• Interactive Cube that fluidly spins on all three axis.
• Millions of puzzles randomly generated
• 3D and 2D play options
• 4 Levels of Difficulty
• Annotation numbers
• Hints that insert a number (costs you 20 added seconds)
• Optional Auto Corrector to keep you from inserting wrong numbers
• View by selected color grid
• Clear all numbers button
• Pause the game at any time and resume where you left off
• Play your own music from your iPod
• Postings to Facebook & Twitter
The 3-Duko iPhone app game will infuse your brain with math, mystery and mental acuity. It is a challenging game that you will not want to put down until you solve every last puzzle. Don't be discouraged though if you are running into a little trouble. There are two ways this app is designed to help those who might just want to accept a little bit of assistance. You may use the Auto Corrector mode which will let you know if you've made a wrong guess, and will not permit you to insert an incorrect number. To access Auto Corrector, navigate to Menu in the toolbar, then Options, then check Auto Corrector. Perhaps you may like to utilize the Hint feature in the toolbar which will insert a number into the cube for you, but also add 20 seconds on to your time for the score!
Why not brag about your genius reflected by your high scores on Facebook or Twitter when you have completed a mind-boggling puzzle? This will certainly prompt your friends to best you, if they only can! Don't forget to check out the assortment of unique videos listed under the Tip/Tutorials item below. They will definitely inject some humor and a healthy dose of 3-Duko tips into your game playing. Remember that when you play 3-Duko, oBoGames guarantees that you are enjoying "Entertainment That Makes You Smarter".
Developer Quote: "Sudoku on a Cube that spins! Sudoku has finally gone three-dimensional."
--OS and Age Rating: This app requires OS 3.0 or later. Rated 4+.
--Tip/Tutorials: See a variety of excellent 3-Duko videos at Sudokuonacube.com with themes such as: 3D or Not 3D, Coloring Your World, Auto Corrector, The Friendly Cheat, Game Winning Strategies Part 1, The Logical Choice and Making Memories. These entertaining and humorous mini-vids loaded with tips are brought to you by Didgets and Pointdexter, the Tappit Brothers.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Developer Link: Gold Brothers Entertainment, LLC
--Twitter Link: @obo_games
--Facebook Link: oBo Games
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